Joanna Jędrzejczyk is a mixed martial artist who has won #2 in the UFC women's strawweight ranking on October 19, 2020. She is a former Muay Thai kickboxer where she won six IFMA world medals.
She was born on August 18, 1987, in Olsztyn, Poland to parents Jan Jędrzejczyk and Anna Jędrzejczyk. Her father and mother work as a farmer and school teacher. She grew up alongside her twin sister Katarzyna, who is 5 mins older than her.
Here are facts about Jedrzejczyk.
Net Worth and Earnings
Joanna Jedrzejczyk has an estimated net worth of $4 million whereas her earning is $2.29 million from the UFC professional. In 2015, she signed an endorsement contract deal with Reebok that landed her $40,000 per fight up.
The MMA fighter came into the field in 2012 by making a debut in the MMA Fight Night Diva SPA against Sylwia Juskiewicz. Since then, she holds titles like UFC Women's Strawweight Championship, First Female European UFC Championship, and many more.
Injury in MMA
Being a mixed martial artist, she has been injured in numerous championships and also got success. In 2020, when Joanna was fighting against Weili Zhang, she got suffered from one of the nastiest injuries in MMA.
In the third round, Zhang unloaded a string of powerful shots which caused Jedrzejczyk's head to swell up abnormally. The swelling caused a hematoma and also lose the title of being 'Fight of the Year' but the fight of two became history in MMA.
Four-times IFMA World Champion has 8 years of experience in boxing. At her game, her brutal trash talk, where she verbally destroys her opponent's pre-fight. If her component tries to take down which is impossible. She is the one who has a high takedown defense of 81%.
Relationship with Fiance
Joanna Jędrzejczyk was engaged with Przemyslaw Buta, a former Polish football player. The couple met at their college time and dated for almost 8 years.
After became the fiance, they couldn't make their relationship like previous and were together for roughly two years. In one of the interviews in 2019, she revealed her breakup with Buta.
Reason for Breakup
A former kickboxer separated from a footballer because Buta cheated on her with another woman. After the breakup, Joanna was depressed by which her personal and professional life got affected heavily.
Appearance in Movies
Nevertheless, she has appeared as an actress in the movies of Hollywood. In the movie, 'Women of Mafia 2', where she has given an outstanding performance. The MMA fighter has appeared in the 'UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre'.
Has Faith in God
In every match, we can see Jędrzejczyk enters the cage after she prays to God. She has strongly believed in Jesus more than herself. She has a belief that prays makes her comfortable and provides confidence before stepping into the cage with someone who is going to test her chin.
The mixed martial artist has been doing stretching and yoga for keeping herself calm and healthy. Yoga also helping her flexibility which can be used in MMA training.
Love To Play Tennis
Being athletic Jędrzejczyk loves to play other sports. Her most favorite sport is tennis and spotted sometimes on the tennis court. On her Instagram account, she has posted a picture with former WTA tennis star, Dominika Cibulkova while they were playing.
In January of 2020, on Instagram Joanna Jedrzejczyk uploaded a picture of her incoming battle with Wilie Zhang that became controversial. It goes viral because she posted a photoshop picture where Joanna was wearing a gas mask that intimidating about coronavirus in China.
It caused wide criticism in the Internet for insulting and disrespecting the opponent as well as citizens of China.